5 recycled toilet tissue/paper roll tags

This project uses empty toilet tissue rolls (some people call them toilet paper rolls) for the base of the tag. I lightly sanded the empty rolls then painted the edges on one side and the whole surface of the other side.

I then used leftover scraps from my previous layouts using the My Mind’s Eye Stella and Rose collection papers in the Hazel range to decorate and embellish one side of the rolls. One is a Welcome Home gift tag, 2 are for Mother’s Day and 2 are basically Thank You’s. Each tag holder then has a pull-out insert (3 inserts are decorated with a flower and 2 have trim) where you can write the “to” and “from” along with any personal message to the recipient.

Here are some additional photos of the 5 tag holders and inserts:

I’ve heard of others using a similar method to create fun and interesting tag albums! You could also try sealing off the ends and creating inserts for the tops of the holder instead! All 5 flowers were handmade. It didn’t occur to me until I’d finished that a tutorial on the flowers might be a good idea, so I’ll try to post one in the near future.



empty toilet tissue rolls
Folk Art Acrylic paint
Sand paper
MME Hazel cardstock papers
MME Hazel “lovely” brads
MME Hazel “memories” trims
MME Hazel “lovely” label Stickers
MME Hazel “mother” layered stickers
MME Hazel “lovely” bits and pieces
MME Hazel “fancy” buttons
MME Hazel “special” buttons
MME Hazel “lovely” title
MME Hazel “mother” title
Heidi Grace Inspire Me “Pocket Buttons”
Cosmo Cricket tiny type alpha stickers
October Afternoon Mini Market alpha stickersRanger/Tim Holtz Distress Inks
DMC embroidery floss


Helmar 450 quick dry liquid
Glue Arts Glue Glider Pro PermaTac


EK success large scalloped circle punch
Making Memories medium circle punch

I’m entering this project into the following challenges:

Two Peas in a bucket’s MME challenge, Sketches4all’s layered tags challenge, Just Us Girl’s zipper flower challenge and Frosted Designs reuse or repurpose challenge.

To enter the Frosted Designs reuse/repurpose challenge (entries must be submitted by noon (CST) Thursday, March 31, 2011), CLICK HERE.

To enter the Just Us Girls zipper flower challenge (entried must be submitted by 9:00 PM EST on Thursday, March 31, 2011 to be considered “chic of the week”), CLICK HERE.

To enter the Sketches4all group tag challenge (entries must be submitted by midnight March 31, 2011), CLICK HERE.

To enter the Two Peas in a Bucket Manufacturer challenge, CLICK HERE.


Love card – Sketches in Thyme and Unity Stamp card entry

I created this card for the Sketches in Thyme card sketch challenge using Unity Stamps for their challenge. <p


American Crafts cream cardstock base
Webster’s Pages 6×6 Petite Papers
WP trim
Archival Ink
Ranger Distressed Ink


Helmar 450 Quick Dry
Helmar Scrap Dots


EK Success scalloped heart punch
Making Memories heart punches

To take a look at the sketch I used or to enter one of the Sketches in Thyme challenges, CLICK HERE.

For complete details on how you too can enter the Unity Stamp Co. challenge, CLICK HERE.

Cupcake Card

The Paper Variety is having a great challenge this week (ends noon eastern on Tues, Feb. 15, 2011). All you need to do to enter is create a card, layout or project that uses paper and features a cupcake! 😀 Here’s my entry:


MME Wild Asparagus Birthday Girl cardstock
American Crafts white and pink cardstock
Webster’s Pages Lullaby Lane In Due Time cardstock
Bo Bunny red button
<dmc red embroidery floss
cut up bits of solid scrap paper for the sprinkles
Distress Ink in Worn Lipstick


Helmar 450 Quick Dry Liquid Adhesive
Glue Arts Glue Glider Pro Perma Tac adhesive
American Crafts This to That foam dots
Scotch Quick Dry Adhesive

I’m not sure if you can tell from the photo, but the icing part of the cupcake is dimensional. I cut out the same hand drawn shape 4 times and cut out a notch for the button (cherry) in the second layer, the first rounded mound on the third layer and the fourth layer just has the bottom ridge of icing. TFL!

If you’d like to enter this challenge too, CLICK HERE.

Entry for Cardabilities Sketch#22

This card was created using Webster’s Pages Hollywood Vogue and Garden Gala Papers, a Lullaby Lane Fabric Fancy, Butterflies cut out from journaling cards, Kaiser pearls, Distress inks and iridescent medium (on the butterflies).

To view the sketch or create your own entry, CLICK HERE.

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